Live from Abidjan with Ange Frederick Balma,
Founder of LIFI-LED
07/09/2021 - 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Paris time)
Founder and CEO of Lifi-Led and Sinilux, he is the first to develop and commercialize LIFI technology in Africa (offgrid electricity + connectivity + multimedia content).
He received the Best Technology and General Public awards at the Africa Invest Forum (organized by the African Development Bank) in Johanesburg in October 2018, the first Prize of EDF Pulse Africa in November 2019 and the National Award of Excellence for the best digital innovation from the President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.
LIFI-LED has a staff of 52 people. The startup is based in France but mainly in twelve countries in Africa, where it provides solutions to all populations. Its first fundraising in 2018 allowed it to raise 2 million through crowdfunding, which allowed access to mass production, autonomy but also to be equipped to meet the market demand.
Before founding LIFI-LED, Ange Frédérick worked at Thales and Orange in Côte d'Ivoire. He holds a diploma of high technological studies and a certificate of specialized studies "Internet of Things (IoT), design of solutions" from Telecom Paris.
LIFI-LED wishes to serve the population by bringing them solutions that would facilitate their lives, improve their continent and promote the development of the Ivory Coast by providing electrification solutions as well as internet in remote areas.
From Abidjan, Ange Frédérick Balma will have the pleasure to share with us one hour of his exceptional journey, his international experiences and exchange with the X-Up entrepreneurs and more widely the online audience!
With one international meeting per month, the objective of these international CEO TALKs is to allow the supported start-ups to consider the international market from the very beginning of the structuring of their creation and to understand the specificities of international markets.
These are the only meetings of the six-month intensive X-Up program that we open to the public.